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Following a dominant junior season at the College of Charleston, Taylor Clarke proved to be a hot commodity in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.—Photo Courtesy/College of Charleston athletics

Ashburn native takes aim at MLB career

The month of June in the year 2015 will always be remembered by Broad Run High School alumnus Taylor Clarke as the time his life was forever changed. His drafting on June 9 by Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks - and the healthy signing bonus that came with that selection - would be enough to alter the course of Clarke's events.

Spartan lacrosse pair set to play collegiately

Two members of the Broad Run High School boys' lacrosse team have committed to play collegiately. Connor Maresco, left, will play attack for Bridgewater College and Steven Dunn will play midfield for Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Broad Run rising senior Mariah Leonard drives to the basket during a 2015 game against Tuscarora. Leonard recently verbally committed to Drexel University and plans to sign her letter of intent in November.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Updated: Leonard commits to play Division I basketball at Drexel

With another varsity season in front of her, Mariah Leonard has already vaulted to the top of the record book for Broad Run High School's girls' basketball program. Leonard holds Spartan career marks for points (1,429) and rebounds (1,004) through three seasons. As a sophomore, Leonard set a record for points in a single game with 38.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Broad Run High School swept Player of the Year honors on the Virginia High School League Group 5A soccer teams. Abu Koroma (boys) and Caroline Kerns (girls) garnered top player honors, while Claire Collins of Broad Run is Coach of the Year on the girls' team.

Broad Run players and coaches rush the field at the conclusion of the VHSL 5A state girls’ soccer championship game June 13 in Fairfax. Broad Run shut out Stone Bridge 3-0 in the title game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

5A girls’ soccer: Spartans back on top

It was an all-Ashburn finale between the Broad Run Spartans and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs to decide the state champion of girls' soccer for Group 5A, held June 13 at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax. In the end, however, it was all Broad Run.

Broad Run junior Ralph Deguzman beats Godwin Mills defenders Will Martin and Sam Dracos inside the box to get a shot off on goalie Sam Wellman.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

5A boys’ soccer: Defending champ Spartans fall in final

The Broad Run Spartans came up short in their quest to repeat as boys soccer champions for Group 5A, falling to Mills Godwin in the title contest June 13 at Robinson Secondary School by a 2-0 score. Out of the 80 minutes battled between the Spartans (15-6-1) and the Eagles (18-4-1), it was a span of some 90 seconds late in the last half that sealed Broad Run's fate.

Varsity Rewind: Postseason scores and schedule

Five Loudoun lacrosse teams have advanced to VHSL state championship games. Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (girls), Stone Bridge (boys, girls) and Woodgrove (girls) will play for state titles Saturday. State semifinal games for baseball, soccer and softball are scheduled for Friday.

Spartan alum Clarke goes to Diamondbacks in third round of MLB draft

Broad Run High School alum Taylor Clarke did not have to wait long June 9 to hear his name called on the second day of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Clarke with the first pick of the third round (76th overall).

Loudoun Valley runner Colin Vitkus, middle, holds off James Monroe’s Brandon Lawrence and Waynesboro’s Carlos Richardson during the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay. The Vikings placed second in the event on their way to winning the VHSL 3A boys’ state championship.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Vikings run to team crown; Donohue, Hunter, Nolan, Spartan relay team race to event titles

Loudoun Valley High School athletes shined when it mattered most this track and field season. Behind stellar performances from several individuals and all three of their relay teams, the Vikings racked up 56 points to best runner-up Heritage (Lynchburg) by nearly 10 points for the VHSL 3A boys' team championship June 6 at Harrisonburg High School.

Loudoun Valley boys run to 3A state track title

Loudoun Valley High School racked up 56 points in boys' events at the VHSL 3A state track and field meet to best runner-up Heritage (Lynchburg) by nearly 10 points for the team championship June 6 at Harrisonburg High School.

Senior Molly Kenny accepts the 5A North Region girls’ soccer tournament championship trophy while her teammates joyously look on following Stone Bridge High School’s 2-1 victory against Ashburn rival Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Bulldogs spoil Spartans’ perfection with freshman striker, emergency goalie

The Stone Bridge High School girls' soccer team handed neighborhood rival Broad Run its first loss of the season, winning 2-1 in the 5A North region championship game June 5 at Rock Ridge High School - and they did it behind two goals by freshman Amy Thompson and the steady goalkeeping of a very surprised Dani-Joy Leonhardt.

Finishing third in Conference 14 during the regular season, the Tuscarora Huskies have reeled off six consecutive postseason wins to claim Conference 14 and 5A North Region tournament titles.—Photo Courtesy/Jennifer Post

Zyglowicz nets hat trick as Tuscarora continues postseason surge

To anyone associated with the Tuscarora High School boys’ soccer program, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, a starting senior is expected to make big plays, though it’s not usually expected that a listed defender scores the goals. Still, it’s what Huskies senior Zane Zyglowicz did June 5 in the 5A North region championship against Broad Run – just not at the position the roster listed him as playing.

All-Conference 14 soccer teams

Broad Run High School seniors Abu Koroma and Caroline Kerns have been selected as Player of the Year on the All-Conference 14 boys' and girls' soccer teams.

Molly McCabe, center, of Stone Bridge High School clears a hurdle on her way to winning the 100-meter hurdles title in a time of 15.63 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge girls, Tuscarora boys lead pack at Conference 14 track meet

Stone Bridge won the girls' team title and host Tuscarora claimed the boys' team championship at the Group 5A Conference 14 track and field meet, contested May 20-21 in Leesburg.

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB draft, Conor Mullee is currently pitching for the Trenton Thunder in Double-A ball.—Photo Courtesy/New York Yankees

Spartan baseball alums making waves at the next level

Broad Run High School Class of 2006 graduate Conor Mullee was recently promoted from the Single-A Tampa Yankees to the Double-A Trenton Thunder. Mullee is a right-handed pitcher in the New York Yankees organization.



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